Parramatta may not be seen as exotic or scenic destination, but western Sydney is called home by 1 in 10 Australians and the area has over 200 000 businesses, Parramatta is the centre of western Sydney so clearly we need to know a bit more about conference and meeting venues in the area.
Firstly, Parramatta is easy to get to, train from Central takes about 30 minutes and a Taxi from the city cost me about A$50. Parramatta is around 40 minutes drive from Sydney Airport or the CBD. Also, consider that there is a good chance that some of your delegates will live in the area.
|Conference Room - Mantra Parramatta|
The property also offers apartment style accommodation for long stay guests (if you have enquiries about long stay accommodation in Sydney visit www.sydneyservicedapartments.net these guys offer lots of experience, great service and great rates).
The conference room at Mantra Parramatta does not offer natural light, so no need to close the curtains if you have data projector and powerpoint presentations, but the room is elegant and can seat 100 in a Cabaret setting. The meeting room can be split into 3 sections if you have smaller groups or need break-out sessions. Of course the catering at Mantra is always good - I love being invited to dine with these guys!
|Rydges Parramatta - Hotel and Conference Venue|
|Ballroom - Sebel Parramatta|
In summary, Parramatta and western Sydney is a rapidly growing destination for conference and events, the variety of good quality meeting facilities and accommodation along with the convenient location is proving popular with conference organisers. Parramatta offers meeting planners some great value with prices much lower than venues of a similar quality in the CBD.
If you would like quotes or more information visit www.sydneyhotelconferences.com/Venues-SydneyOuterSuburban.htm or contact me